Occupational Therapist - Children
Occupational Therapist, Residential School, West Midlands
This is a residential special school supporting children and young people aged 6-19 with complex needs, including Autism, to experience life to its full potential.
The Psychology and Therapies department are seeking an Occupational Therapist to join their multi-disciplinary team, who work alongside the educational and care staff to provide consistent and highly specialist care.
My client are looking to expand our Occupational Therapy department, who use the specialist sensory integration suite to support students with attaining optimal engagement and independence within their day to day life. Sensory diet programme development and ADL/fine motor/gross motor assessment and intervention are also a key element of OT practice at Sunfield. The 58 acre site allows numerous opportunities for sensory input and skill development, including a farm, shop and café to facilitate functional skill development.
A successful candidate will have the following:
* Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification in Occupational Therapy
* HCPC registration
* Post graduate training in sensory integration therapy, from the sensory integration network
* Experience in sensory integration therapy including work providing direct therapy and sensory diet development [at least one year].
* Experience in working with children/young people with autistic spectrum disorders/developmental disorders and their families.
* Experience in managing challenging behaviours
* Experience in MDT working
Your role will include:
* Monday - Friday, 30 hours a week flexible hours
* Monitor and evaluate the outcome of clinical practices
* Liaise with team members in the development of effective models of service delivery.
* Maintain concise and accurate records
* Carry out specific assignments and projects negotiated with the clinical team
* Participate fully in the multidisciplinary patient care programmes including the delivery of therapy programmes and the provision of aids.
* Complete risk assessments for patients